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St. Dominic's president stepping down

(May 21, 2019,  Jackson, Miss.) Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, has informed St. Dominic’s leadership, medical staff and employees of his intention to retire as the President of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. (SDHS or St. Dominic’s) effective June 30, 2019 after having served the St. Dominic’s organization for the past 32 years.





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Renaissance construction

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Construction is on track for the second and third phases of Renaissance, complete with a show fountain and Malco theater.

Phase two of Renaissance is projected to be complete sometime this summer or early fall.

The Costco portion of phase three and four should be complete by next summer.





Ridgewood Road blocked by tree

By ANTHONY WARREN,

All four lanes of Ridgewood Road are blocked, just in time for school to let out.

A tree fell down, blocking all four lanes near Ridgewood Road and Northside Drive, as a result of today’s storms.

Power lines and other utilities were taken out with the fall. Vehicles were being forced to turn around, and all lanes were blocked.


Riverside project stymied by lack of funding and unforeseen issues

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Part of the reason is the city is still determining how to pay for it. Part of it is the second phase might require more work than initially expected.


Gluckstadt faces more opposition to becoming state's newest city

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The legal battle over Gluckstadt incorporation wages on, as the city of Canton has filed a cross appeal against the 2018 jurisdictional ruling and the 2019 final decree granting incorporation. 

A local business owner, Ron Hutchinson, also filed an appeal before the 10-day appeals window closed on April 22.


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Rotary speaker

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Royal Walker Jr., executive director at United Healthcare Community Health Plans of Mississippi and Louisiana as a recent speaker. The focus of Walker’s presentation was about Medicare part C and the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans.


Helps the House

Havens Smith (right) recently served as a page for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Smith is the daughter of Cassie and Carter Smith and attends Jackson Preparatory School.  She is also the granddaughter of Gwen and T.J. Anderson of Jackson and Dot and Briggs Smith of Batesville.


Little Dribblers

Jackson Academy second-graders (from left, back) Josh Hubbard, Lillian Griner, Joseph New, Perry James, Gabriella Lomax, Carson Lester, Knox Seward, Ella Kate Sijansky, Kate Vollor, Austin McNeil; (third row) Jordyn Funchess, Daulton Lynskey, Ella Williams, Colton Ogden, Brennan Davis, Haley Barbour, Pettey Sandifer, Clay Chustz, Sarah Logan, H


Honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Kelly, Olivia and Shannon Hardwick.


DAR conference

The Mississippi State Society Colonial Dames XVII Century held its 55th annual State Conference recently at the Holiday Inn Trustmark Park.


Most artistic

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Artistic were (from left) Eleanor Baker and Jonathan Booker.

 


Baroque ensemble concert continues group’s tradition of outstanding performances

By MAX GARRIOTT,

More Mississippians need to discover one of the state’s “best-kept secrets,” the Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music (MA’AM), which continues to outdo itself in bringing the top world-class performers of medieval, Renaissance, baroque and early classical music to various venues in central Mississippi.


Junior winners

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Students selected as 11th-grade beauty and beau winners are (from left) Nathan Tullos, Nasson Rodriguez, Christopher Snopek, Campbell Owens, Nikki Tullos and Emma Wilson.

 


Wittiest

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Wittiest Girl and Boy were (from left) Annie Rogers and Will Gage.


KING OF THE COURT

River Hills Tennis Club has two new Kings of the Court , a tie: Patrick Floyd (wearing crown) and Rob Thomas (third from left). Other money winners are (from left) Miles Marcus, Hunter Lee, Rob Thomas, Shane Kellum, Hugh Trussell, King Patrick and Sudha Madakasira.


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Rotary president

Anna Powers was recently installed as the new president of the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Powers (left) is shown with Immediate Past President Witt Ruffin.


Candy canes

First Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders enjoyed reading “The Legend of the Candy Cane” to their kindergarten buddies.  Shown are (from left, back) Charlie Norris, Patrick Plunkett, Evans Reynolds, Stader Powers, Charlie Penny, Chadwick Mask, Hayden Jones, Claiborne Perry, Casen Macke, Fran Gregory, Sophie Duong; (middle row) James Ritchie,


Alumni scholarship

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held Middle School Leadership Chapel. The recipient of the John D. and Scott Adams Alumni Scholarship is (left) Maury Allin, shown with Head of School George Penick.



Outstanding Reveillon

At the recent Jackson Prep 10th and 11th-grade class day, students (from left) Brennan Joy Hight, Jimmy Underwood, Maggie Waller were awarded Outstanding Reveillon. Not pictured: Parkman Speights.



Awards

At Madison Ridgeland Academy, student Meg Gordon was named the 2018 recipient of the Smith-Harris Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given annually in memory of Periann Smith and Joellen Harris. The recipient is selected based on how they exemplify the lives of Periann and Joellen both personally and as MRA students.



Western style

Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School enjoyed “Cowboy and Cowgirl Day” during their Western unit. Shown are (from left) Cate Bailey, Addison Dungey, Caroline Conner, Carlyle Davis, Blair Winscott, Hazel Ginn and Lily Johnson.


Finding their way

St. Richard Catholic School began its  school year with the annual “Back to School” night where students are able to meet their teacher, get a preview of their classroom, and learn what after school activities will be available in StR’s “CASA” enrichment program. Shown are Sarah and Liam Smith on their way to preview the Pre-K3 classroom.


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Breaking News

Mississippi State, Ole Miss top choices for Northside graduates

The numbers are in, and... READ MORE


Obituaries

Betty McCarty Edwards, age 96, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 at St. Catherine’s... READ MORE


Social

Jackson Prep Chi Alpha Mu 2019 members include (from left, back) Will Skipper, Sam Stogner, Jackie Chen, Harrison Jones, William Walker, Maddox Noe, Walker Headley, Jeffrey Jordan, George Pittman,